The parties have been in contact since the summer of 2022.
Erling Haaland churns out goals for Manchester City. This season, he has scored 33 goals in 33 matches in all competitions for the Citizens, who continue to struggle in three rounds. In two and a half years at Borussia Dortmund, the Norwegian won only the German Cup. Erling should take more trophies from MS, but the team's game has changed a lot with his arrival.
City is currently in second place in the Premier League, continue to fight for the FA Cup, and drew with Leipzig away in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League. The club's primary goal is to win the Champions League, which Holland must help to get. But will it help?
After the death of Mino Raiola, the case of the 22-year-old footballer is led by Rafaela Pimenta. She estimates the player at € 1 billion, but she knows that no club is ready to pay such an amount for her client. Erling's contract with Manchester City is valid until the summer of 2027, and Pimenta hints that the Norwegian could leave the team much earlier. And even where.
Erling Holland's agent Rafael Pimenta: "In addition to the Premier League, there is also Real Madrid. There is something that football players dream about. Real Madrid doesn't have this level of matches every week, but they do have the Champions League. Madrid supports this magic. When we plan for the future, we need a goal. We may not reach it but we will not reach it if we do not know where we are going. We make plans even for 15 years ahead. We can't sit and wait."
Talk about "Real" appeared for a reason. In the summer of 2022, AS wrote that Madrid planned to sign the striker in 2024. Real Madrid believes the Norwegian will be an ideal replacement for Karim Benzema. According to the autumn information of the same source, the parties established contact even before the player moved to Man City. Real Madrid intends to activate the release clause prescribed in Erling's contract. According to various sources, they amount to € 180-200 million. The leadership of the Spanish giant believes that Real Madrid is a great place to win the Golden Ball and the Champions League. According to AS, the footballer began studying Spanish in the fall to understand Josep Guardiola and his staff better. Most likely, not only because of this.
According to Marca, there is a clause in Haaland's contract with Manchester City according to which he can continue his career at the Madrid club in 2024. In England, it is impossible to prescribe specific compensation amounts; their activation is tied to achieving tasks by the player in Manchester City. This was also reported by El Chiringuito and Catalan radio correspondent Oriol Domènech, who mentioned that the player could also move to Barcelona. This clause applies "to certain clubs outside of England." Manchester City and Guardiola denied everything, but The Athletic confirmed a release clause, although the details are unknown.
Erling Haaland is a maximalist and wants to try himself in several championships, like Cristiano Ronaldo. At least, that's what his father thinks.
Erling Haaland's father Alf-Inge Haaland: "I think Erling wants to try his hand at all the top championships. He will spend a maximum of three to four years in each league. It could be two and a half years in Germany and two and a half years in England, Spain, Italy, and France, right? We don't know if that's how it will turn out, but I think he wants to try all the big leagues."
Is a transfer to Real Madrid still possible?